#IMadeYourClothes : Ugo

I am in charge of Sales and Marketing and am the client contact for sales. Basically, this involves selling our collections to shops every six months, developing new markets, and nurturing relationships with clients. I also respond to corporate requests, in which businesses ask us to sew garments bearing their logo. Those include Radio-Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and some spas.

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#IMadeYourClothes: Noëlline

I am responsible for the boutique adjoining our sewing shop, the online boutique, and inventory management. In Respecterre’s early days, we decided to open our own shop in the rural areas! This allows us to receive guests on the wonderful ecovillage site while working in the shop. Increasingly, people also like to buy online, so I work on the online boutique at the same time.

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#IMadeYourClothes : Karen

Currently I have two main roles: management of production and management of garment manufacturing contracts for other companies. We have our own clothing line (Respecterre) that we create, cut, sew and distribute. We also make corporate t-shirt or golf shirts for some companies (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Radio-Canada, Many other, etc.) Finally, our third category of production is what we do for other fashion companies that have similar values…

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When Sustainability meets Saving money

Everyone wants to save money. Whether to fit within a budget or to have more money to buy things that make us happy. Most of the time, lowering the price of a product (production costs) requires not to care about sustainable development. As a result, sustainability is often in opposition with saving money and cheaper products have the worst impact on the environment. On the other hand, in some cases sustainability and saving money harmonize perfectly.

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